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J. Breckenridge Ellis
 
J. Breckenridge Ellis was the son of the headmaster of Plattsburg College. He was born in Hannibal, MO, and moved to Plattsburg at the age of ten. He was always an avid reader of the then-popular "five and dime" novels.

He lost the use of his legs from spinal meningitis as a youth and also lost his eye-sight at the age of 21, but still he persisted in writing and learning. He churned out many action and detective novels and slice-of-life works through his career. Several of them were turned into motion pictures in the early days of that industry in the 1900s-1920s.

 

Among the movies made of his writings were "Love Hunger," "Cinderella of the Hills," "Emmy of the Stork's Nest" and "The Shadow on the Wall."  "Breck Ellis spent a great amount of his life traveling and learning but returned to live out his days in Plattsburg. His home is still standing on Clay Avenue. The Ellis Elementary School in Plattsburg bears his name.    

 

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Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 134
Plattsburg, MO 64477
816-539-2649

 

Special thanks to The Clinton County Leader and RT Photography
for donating many of the pictures for use on this site and
to Marti Spease-Riddle for the picture of the Christian Church used in the header for this website.